Local businesses are vital to our economy and to our community’s attractiveness. There is value to spending money in your hometown.
Buying local re-circulates money in our community. Shopping local supports our tax base. Taxes are used for community improvements. Shopping local helps our businesses grow. Local businesses purchase products and services from other local businesses. Community-based businesses are our area’s largest supporters of local events, activities and non-profits.
The many businesses that our community has are unique and give our community distinctive character. This encourages other entrepreneurs to come to our area. Our tourism interests increase because our community is not like any other place.
Most new jobs are provided by local businesses. (Nationally, small businesses are the largest employers.) Better customer service is provided by people you know.
Local businesses invest in our community and are proactive in our community’s future. Local business owners, presidents, or managers live in our community and are less likely to leave. They are active in our service organizations and serve as board members and other community leadership roles.
One-of-a-kind businesses offer diversity and competition for more customer choices. Local businesses find products and services that appeal to customers. Long term, competition helps keep low prices.
Spending local has a positive impact on our environment. Less transportation saves our resources and prevents pollution. Shopping local saves you time and money.